As a leader, you bring a raft of strengths, perspectives, and capabilities that have been shaped by your lived experiences. This program harnesses those experiences to shape your authentic leadership style and leverage your influence.
Over three days, you will come together with a cohort of culturally diverse leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sector to explore all facets of leadership. You will learn transformative leadership skills, discuss burning issues, challenges and opportunities, share experiences and understand how cultural diversity can influence and shape your leadership journey.
This unique program has been designed in response to the growing need for targeted leadership development for high-potential leaders from multicultural backgrounds.
According to 2018 research by The University of Sydney and the Australian Human Rights Commission, 24% of the Australian population has neither European nor Indigenous background, yet only 5% of senior leaders in business, government and higher education identify in this category.
|Next course date
|Wednesday 13 December - Friday 15 December 2023
|The University of Sydney Business School
Sydney CBD Campus
Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St
Sydney NSW 2000
|$6,000 ex GST
Led by Australia’s former Race Discrimination Commissioner and noted academic, Professor Tim Soutphommasane, you will work with a diverse and dynamic group of leaders to:
Organisations will benefit from investing in truly diverse and inclusive leadership, offering high-achieving multicultural leaders access to a highly transformational, contemporary and contextualised leadership development experience.
This fellowship is designed for high-achieving and high-potential leaders with:
Previous participants have come from a wide range of organisations and sectors including:
“The John Yu Fellowship gave me an opportunity to be inspired by world-class speakers and learn from accomplished peers in different industries in a condensed, effective way. I came out of the experience with a better understanding of myself, the society that we fight to better, and a keener grasp of how to think and speak productively about diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Tim Soutphommasane is Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory). He is a political theorist and human rights advocate.
From 2013 to 2018, Tim was Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner. His thinking on patriotism, multiculturalism and national identity has been influential in debates in Australia and Britain.
Professor Clinton Free was appointed Academic Director of Executive Education and Global Executive MBA Program Director at the University of Sydney Business School in 2019.
He brings a wealth of international experience to the role, previously teaching MBA programs at Oxford University, Cornell University and the Queen’s School of Business.
The fellowship is named after prominent paediatrician Dr John Yu AC. An alumnus of the University of Sydney, Dr Yu was born in Nanking in China and came to Australia when he was three years old.
He has spent his working life dedicated to improving health outcomes for children. One significant achievement - among many - was his leadership in the planning and building of the Children's Hospital at Westmead in NSW, a world's best practice facility that combined art, design and the best medical care for children.
His commitment to our community extends beyond health and into the arts, community and education sectors too. From 2000 to 2005 he served as Chancellor of UNSW and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW as well as the Chair of the Australia-China Council. In 1996, Dr Yu received the Australian of the Year award.